Bee Pollen shows us just how wonderful nature can be! Nutritionally it’s an absolute powerhouse containing 18 vitamins including all the B vitamins except vitamin B12, as well as C, D, E and all 22 essential amino acids. It contains major minerals and trace minerals, and can contain up to 60 elements including calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium and zinc. Exact mineral composition is hard as bee pollen is harvested by bees over large areas and therefore exact nutritional values will vary.
Bee Pollen also contains up to 11 different enzymes like amylase which are used in aiding digestion. Enzymes are catalysts and help in many processes in the body, they are essential to life and preventing early aging. Bee Pollen is also rich in protein and its particles are quickly and easily absorbed by the body and into the bloodstream making their benefits felt quickly.
The Bee products are regarded as some of the highest valued supplements around today, just as Royal Jelly has been heralded for years and its properties raved about. They are high in antioxidants, promote longevity, reverse aging, increase energy and endurance and as pollen is part of nature’s reproductive system they act not only as an aphrodisiac but also help improve fertility.
So these little golden nuggets are really good for us! But on top of that they taste great. They are delicious when eaten alone as they are similar to caramel or nougat, and perfect to add to smoothies, on top of cereal, on ice cream, in energy bars and sprinkles on cakes. They should not be cooked as this will destroy many of the nutrients and live enzymes, and if you start nibbling them it’s possible you won’t stop they are so tasty. Give them a try and soon you will be thanking the bees for all their hard work!